The Beautiful Room Is Empty: A Novel

By | March 24, 2018
The Beautiful Room Is Empty: A Novel Author Edmund White
ISBN-10 0679755403
ISBN-13 9780679755401
Year 1994-10-04
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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When the narrator of White s poised yet scalding autobiographical novel first embarks on his sexual odyssey it is the 1950s and America is a big gray country of families on drowsy holiday That country has no room for a scholarly teenager with guilty but insatiable stirrings toward other men Moving from a Midwestern college to the Stonewall Tavern on the night of the first gay uprising and populated by eloquent queens butch poseurs and a fearfully incompetent shrink The Beautiful Room is Empty conflates the acts of coming out and coming of age With intelligence candor humor and anger White explores the most insidious aspects of oppression An impressive novel Washington Post book World

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